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The 101 Dumbest Moments in Planning - 2003

Tranplanner

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I think it's a bit early - their are still almost 11 months of the year to really screw up.

Worst Planning Mistake of 2004 Prediction:

The APA, following on from it's successful collaboration with China, attempts a similar program with North Korea. DPRK leadership seize visiting American planning delegation, brainwash them, and return them to the USA where they immediately start a campaign to allow "re-education" camps as an as-of-right use across the nation.
 

Dan

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Tranplanner said:
DPRK leadership seize visiting American planning delegation, brainwash them, and return them to the USA where they immediately start a campaign to allow "re-education" camps as an as-of-right use across the nation.
You do why Bush is so eager to get back to the moon, don't you?



As for the dumbest planning moments in 2003, I'll go for the convoluted subdivision in Fairfax County, Virginia.

From the Washington Post:

 

SkeLeton

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Dan said:
As for the dumbest planning moments in 2003, I'll go for the convoluted subdivision in Fairfax County, Virginia.

From the Washington Post:

Ditto to that! That has to be one of the dumbest moments in planning history!
 

Big Easy King

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Not only in 2003, but at any time...any Wal-Mart conceptual development plan. Need I say more? ;-)
 

PlannerByDay

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Wanigas? said:
:-#

My vote goes for the Michigan "Cool Cities" Initiative.

Thank you Governor Granholm.

Ugh.

www.michigancoolcities.com
Personally I think this whole cool cities thing is a good idea to keep or draw young professionals into the urban core. Just think if the idea picks up we can rename Kalamazoo to Coolamazoo.

How 's that for catchy. ;-) :-#
 
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tsc

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cool cities is pretty corny..... kinda like Nancy Reagans, "Just say no"
 

Seabishop

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Michigan should have called it Dope Cities.


What about the Cleveland suburb on 60 Minutes that designated any house without central air and with less than 3 bedrooms "blighted" in order to raze the neighborhood and build lakefront condos?
 

Chet

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The elimination of Prudence's planning position as a "buget cut" when elimination of less senior and less important / less senior planner positons would have saved more net tax dollars. Of course, this was done without any consultation from the management team, and thus without all of the facts of the matter to realize this.
 

mendelman

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PlannerByDay said:
...we can rename Kalamazoo to Coolamazoo.
I like that. Yes, quite catchy.

I vote for the I-Pass only lane construction in the middle of the eastbound tollbooths at the O'Hare toll on I-90. I know this is very specific to my wicked, horrible commute, but it is just asking for some retarded drivers to speed through the toll and wack into other drivers. Very few people know how to merge correctly. |-) I had a bad commute with a bunch of crazy drivers today!
 

Wannaplan?

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:-\

DecaturHawk said:
These are the hip, cool, young people that they this goofy initiative is trying to attract?
Ironic { moronic } isn't it?

I have some former planning clasmmates who attended the Creating Cool Conference and they thought the whole affair was ridiculous. Granholm & Co. handed out those horrid neon "Risky Business" style shades to all the conference attendees.

Seabishop should be Michigan's Dope Cities Czar. That sounds SO much better than cool cities.

Imagine handing these out to my fellow Michiganders:



Now that's FLICKING cool!
 

mendelman

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Wanigas? said:
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Ironic { moronic } isn't it?
..the whole affair was ridiculous. Granholm & Co. handed out those horrid neon "Risky Business" style shades to all the conference attendees.
Argh. I'm kinda glad I left Michigan. That is lame, but not suprising.

At least here in Illinois(Chicago in particular), we just have backroom political dealings with the guise of liberalism. :p
 
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